Helps experienced programmers accelerate their journey to mastery, by systematically categorizing, explaining, and illustrating the most useful debugging methods, strategies, techniques, and tools.
Author: Diomidis Spinellis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Category: Debugging in computer science
In Effective Debugging, Diomidis Spinellis helps students accelerate their journey to mastery, by systematically categorizing, explaining, and illustrating scores of today's best methods, strategies, techniques, and tools.
This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Effective Debugging; 66 Specific Ways To Debug Software And Systems Items include highly probable exam items: concept, volume, Management, Ethernet, motion, ...
I hope that even advanced programmers with a solid understanding of effective debugging will find information that is helpful to them . In Chapter 2 , “ Quality
Ensurance , " I describe how debugging fits into the software project lifecycle .
Author: Nancy Folsom
A troubleshooting guide to the debugging of Visual FoxPro applications examines a variety of tools available to Visual FoxPro programmers and discusses such topics as quality insurance, applying scientific methods to debugging, VFP debugging tools, and enterprise solutions. Original. (Advanced)
2.4 Properties for effective debugging of optimized programs This section
delineates the properties of a programming ... 2.4.1 Essential properties The
primary objective of this research is to provide effective debugging tools for
7.7 Problems of effective debugging , diagnostic , and simulation languages are
necessarily raised.7.8 For example , McCarthy et al . report : “ In our opinion the
reduction in debugging time made possible by good typewriter debugging ...
7 Problems of effective debugging , diagnostic , and simulation languages are
necessarily raised . 7 . 8 For example , McCarthy et al . report : “ In our opinion
the reduction in debugging time made possible by good typewriter debugging ...
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It thus helps debugging to simplify program inputs . The Delta Debugging
algorithm is a general technique applicable to minimizing all failure - inducing
inputs for more effective debugging . In this thesis , we present HDD , a simple
able easily to express an effective debugging procedure to achieve a final goal or
some particular subgoal , the debugger may be incapable of computing that
debugging function in batch mode , but may instead require interactive
TABLE 11 - 1 Sampling of Kernel Debugging Related KB Articles Article No . Title
Q121366 INFO : PDB and DBG Files ... The community is beginning to recognize
the value of effective debugging resources . Microsoft Microsoft has an internal ...
Author: Steven McDowell
Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr
The start-to-finish tutorial and reference for Windows 2000 kernel debugging! The expert guide to Windows 2000 kernel debugging and crash dump analysis Interpreting Windows 2000 stop screens--in depth! Making the most of WinDbg and KD Debugging hardware: ports, BIOS, PCI and SCSI buses, and chipsets Advanced coverage: remote debugging, Debugging Extensions, Driver Verifier, and more Step-by-step crash dump analysis and kernel debugging How to interpret every element of a Windows 2000 stop screen Using WinDbg: configuring options, symbol paths, DLLs, and more Debugging hardware: ports, BIOS, PCI and SCSI buses, chipsets, and more Configuring local and remote kernel debugging environments Includes extensive code samples This comprehensive guide to Windows 2000 kernel debugging will be invaluable to anyone who must analyze and prevent Windows 2000 system crashes--especially device driver authors and debuggers. Renowned kernel debugging expert Steven McDowell covers every aspect of kernel debugging and crash dump analysis--including advanced hardware debugging and other techniques barely addressed in Microsoft's documentation. Discover what Microsoft's WinDbg debugger can (and can't) do for you, and how to configure both local and remote kernel debugging environments. Learn to use Windows 2000's crash dump feature, step by step. Learn how to start and stop errant drivers, pause target systems, retrieve system and driver state, and step through source code using breakpoints and source-level debugging. McDowell demonstrates techniques for taking control of target systems,including finding "lost" memory blocks, setting process and thread contexts, and reviewing I/O system error logs. You'll learn how to use Microsoft's powerful Debugger Extensions to run virtually any command you choose, and master the new Driver Verifier, which can detect common mistakes in driver code with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
Having too many trace messages reduces their effectiveness . . . There are two
funcamental trace statement strategies : Use trace statements to supplement the
information provided by an interactive debugger . Use trace statements in place
Author: Everett N. McKay
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
A guide to debugging Windows applications for professional developers covers resource leaks, memory corruption, stack problems, release build problems, multithreading problems, and finding crash locations.
Talus demonstrates an effective debugging methodology for nontrivial recursive
programs that is based on an ability to reason about computational semantics .
An inference mechanism capable of reasoning about the computational
Robbins gives countless tips and tools to make this process more efficient , not to
mention more fun . He attacks debugging from several angles , including writing
code that ' s easy to debug , learning which tools to use and how to use their ...
Author: John Robbins
Offers application debugging techniques for Microsoft .NET Framework and Windows, covering topics such as exception monitoring, crash handlers, and multithreaded deadlocks.
You can also use the IDE to debug an application that was built outside of Visual
Studio or one for which you have no ... There are some limitations to debugging
applications within the IDE , such as effective debugging of a Windows service .
We ' ll also look at using eval , which allows us to execute statements within a
separate Perl compartment . This feature can be used as an effective debugging
tool . Finally , we look at how to create a separate debug log , which can be later
Author: Martin C. Brown
Publisher: Computing McGraw-Hill
Offers advice on error prevention, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance, covering Perl logic, variable problems, error trapping, manual debugging, automatic and manual optimization, and code testing.
That code should not be significantly degraded by the requirements of the
debugging system , and sections of the code not ... 40 ] The most effective debugging techniques seem to be those which are designed and built into the
program itself ...
A fast compiler and loader becomes crucial to effective debugging in this system ,
as all debugging involves recompilation . Even for a program that acts the same
optimized and unoptimized , there is a problem related to optimization that ...
A remark by Knuth ( 26 ) is appropriate : " The most effective debugging
techniques seem to be those which are designed and built into the program itself
– many of today ' s best programmers will devote nearly half of their programs to ...
Author: R. Stockton Gaines
Category: Computer programs
This thesis is a general study of the tools and techniques for debugging computer programs, and the design of compilers and operating systems to facilitate debugging. It includes an analysis of the programming process to identify carefully what the problems are in debugging and how they arise. The problems of debugging programs written in higher-level languages are considered in detail, and the construction of compilers and programming languages for debugging receives careful attention. The construction of interactive debugging systems and operating system features necessary to support advanced debugging facilities is discussed. Three interactive debugging systems are considered in detail, including one which was designed to work with CRT consoles. A number of new ideas in this are presented, and the considerable advantages of interactive debugging are clearly demonstrated.
Second , computer - based debugging by the original programmer appears to be
one of the least efficient debugging methods [ 2 ] . Third , no single method used
alone is very good [ 1 ] . As illustrated in Gloria ' s story , programmers are not ...
... Blocks Parameter blocks are the much - misunderstood basic data structure of
the File Manager calling interface and are the key to effective debugging .
Fortunately , they are much easier to debug with than they are to program with .
Author: Konstantin Othmer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
This book/disk packages includes both the actual MacsBug software--the most popular debugging software program for the Macintosh--and the book that tells how to use it complete with tips, techniques, advice, and examples.